Canisteo Center, New York

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Canisteo Center, New York
1873 map showing Canisteo Center (then called Center Canisteo)
1873 map showing Canisteo Center (then called Center Canisteo)
Canisteo Center is located in New York
Canisteo Center
Canisteo Center
Location in New York
Canisteo Center is located in the United States
Canisteo Center
Canisteo Center
Location in United States
Coordinates: 42°15′56″N 77°34′44″W / 42.26556°N 77.57889°W / 42.26556; -77.57889Coordinates: 42°15′56″N 77°34′44″W / 42.26556°N 77.57889°W / 42.26556; -77.57889
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountySteuben
Elevation
1,135 ft (346 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
14823
Area code(s)607

Canisteo Center, New York is the original location of the Village of Canisteo, at the intersection of Canisteo River Road and Steuben County road 119. It was never incorporated.

When the Erie Railroad was built about 1860, there was not room for a depot between the tracks and the Canisteo River, so the depot (vacant for decades and demolished in the late 20th century) was built two miles upriver. The Village of Canisteo reestablished itself near the depot.

Canisteo Center had a post office, called Center Canisteo, from 1851 to 1876.[1] Since the 19th century Canisteo Center has been a hamlet.

So as to avoid confusion with Canisteo, in the later 20th century Canisteo Center was given the name of Carter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post Offices - New York - Steuben County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved April 15, 2019.